Puli Milagai

This is a very tasty pickle that can be made and consumed within a short time. This goes well with curd rice, dosa, upuma etc.
  1. Fresh green chillies            10 - 12
  2. Tamarind         - lemon sized or two teaspoons of tamarind paste
  3. Mustard seeds   - 1 teaspoon
  4. Fenugreek (methi seeds)  1 teaspoon
  5. Urad dal,chana dal           1 teaspoon
  6. Curry leaves (optional)  - a few
  7. Hing powder   - 1 teaspoon (or)
  8. Hing piece      - a fairly large piece (thumb size)
  9. Jaggery (optional) a small piece
  10. Gingelly oil  - 2 table spoons
  11. Salt to taste

  1. Slit the chillies and cut into small ribbons . ( seeds need not be fully removed)
  2. Dissolve the tamarind ( or tamarind paste ) in a cup of water

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add mustards and saute till the mustard splutters.
  2. Add the methi seeds ,urad dal,chana dal and hing.
  3. Add curry leaves (optional), chillies along with a pinch of turmeric powder and saute well.
  4. Pour the tamarind water and a teaspoon of salt.
  5. Add the jaggery piece (optional)
  6. Let it boil thicken.
  7. Remove from the stove .


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